February 1st, 1982
The will to accomplish an act, even if it is not afterwards constummated, creates, in him who has had the will or the desire, affinities and tendencies which bring about a change in his character… According to this theory it is therefore the real individual who acts in dreams, and his acts…are very real volitions, and…modify the character of the individual.”
It’s Doctrines and It’s Methods
The essence of reality is movement
…thought is an energy capable of producing effects who measure depends on the strength with which it has been emitted.
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care and protection of God, as we understood him.”
By attributing the capacity to care for and protect us— one has already defined the concept of a Higher Power as a sentient being whose aid can be invoked. Thus, although AA claims to make no religious comments, the twelve steps of recovery are based on this fundamental premise that there is a power greater than ourselves which will care for and protect us.